LevelOne WBR-6001 N_Max Wireless RouterSep 3rd, 2009 | By Nivedh
The LevelOne WBR-6001 comes in a package that immediately tells you what’s in the box. There is a large image of the router itself that captures your attention. Around it, several features are listed.
The sides feature LevelOne’s logo and the package contents.
Another side gives you a sampling of some other LevelOne products that would complement the WBR-6001.
The back of the box has a list of features and a physical pictorial description of the router along with other information.
Everything is clear and the package as a whole is very attractive – the orange color scheme is also very eye-catching.
I went to LevelOne’s website to gather the features and specifications.
Here’s their description:
The LevelOne N_Max Wireless Router is a cost effective wireless broadband router designed for home or small office use to share network resources or a high-speed internet connection. It is great for wireless streaming of movies and games, VoIP calls, or even video surveillance.
Fast and Stable
Notebook and desktop computers with the latest 11n wireless functions installed will benefit from the draft 2.0 11n speeds* up to 300 Mbps. WBR-6001 is compliant with the latest draft 2.0 11n standards and is backward compliant with IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g for reliable and robust connections to legacy wireless devices.
Advanced Network Security and Easy Set-Up
The N_Max WBR-6001 offers advanced wireless network protection with 64/128-bit WEP encryption, WPA and WPA2. It has a dual firewall with NAT and SPI firewall protection against DoS attacks and unauthorized data deliveries from the Internet. The WBR-6001 also incorporates Web-Address Blocking, VPN Passthrough, 802.1x user authentication and WPS (WiFi Protected Setup) that offers an easy way to connect securely to any wireless connection.
* Network speeds vary according to network equipment, network set-up and environmental influencing factors. For best performance, use LevelOne N_Max Wireless Network Adapters.
A few benefits:
* Draft 2.0 11n WiFi Alliance certified
* Backward compliant with 11b and 11g wireless standards
* Extended and High-speed Wireless Network Connectivity
* WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)
* WPA, WPA2, WEP wireless encryption
* Supports QoS, VPN Pass-through and 802.1x user authentication
An example network connection diagram:
There is also a detailed datasheet available here.
Basically what we need to know is that the WBR-6001 is a 802.11n wireless router supporting speeds of up to 300 Mbps. Of course, it has all the standard security features and web-based setup capability.
Let’s move on to getting our hands on the router itself.